Compare Marks & Spencer vs Debenhams BETA

See how working at Marks & Spencer vs. Debenhams compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Marks & Spencer vs. Debenhams. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Marks & Spencer

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Debenhams

Employee Ratings

  • Marks & Spencer scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 5525 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 2844 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Marks & Spencer Ceo Steve Rowe
81%
81%Steve Rowe
Marks & Spencer employees rated their CEO Approval 39% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Debenhams Ceo Sergio Bucher
42%
42%Sergio Bucher
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Marks & Spencer employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 27% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
21%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Marks & Spencer salaries averaged £9,998 higher than Debenhams.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant1262 Salaries
£10/hr
Sales Assistant332 Salaries
£10/hr
Manager61 Salaries
£30,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant28 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant256 Salaries
£7/hr
Supervisor100 Salaries
£9/hr

What Employees Say

  • Marks & Spencer had 300 more reviews than Debenhams that mentioned "Staff discount" as a Pro.
  • Marks & Spencer had 138 more reviews than Debenhams that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 627 reviews)
"Staff discount"(in 555 reviews)
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 255 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 162 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 228 reviews)
"M amp s"(in 141 reviews)
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 197 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 90 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Company"3 Nov 2021

Current Employee - Café Assistant

I have been working at Marks & Spencer part-time for more than a year

Pros

Friendly managers Great pay with increases

Cons

Personally there were no cons

"Great"20 Jan 2022

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Debenhams full-time for more than a year

Pros

Loved it, was good with the team

Cons

Too stressful, pressure of Xmas.

Job Postings

There are currently no open jobs at either company.